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A two-phase archeological project was carried out at Fort Johnson, South Carolina (38CH275) during January and March 1976 to evaluate the archeological resources that would be impacted by the construction of the Southeast Utilization Research Center. The survey phase of the project utilized a subsurface sampling technique based upon the random placement of test cores throughout the site. This phase of the project revealed a single component shell midden associated exclusively with Hanover Ware ceramics and the second phase of the project was performed to intensively investigate this midden. Separate activity areas were delineated during this excavation and two radiocarbon dates were obtained from oyster shell in the midden. The implications of this study are of considerable importance both from the point of view of archeological method as well as understanding prehistoric behavior patterns on the South Carolina coast.
The South Carolina Institute of Archeology and Anthropology--University of South Carolina
Excavations, Fort Johnson, South Carolina, Archeology
South, Stanley and Widmer, Randolph, "Archeological Sampling at Fort Johnson, South Carolina (38CH275 and 38CH16)" (1976). Research Manuscript Series. 83.